Pawan Shankar is an Indian television actor who played the title role in the serial Siddhanth on Star One. He holds an MBA in finance from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad. An alumnus of Allahabad’s St. Joseph’s College, Shankar graduated with a Gold Medal from Allahabad University. He was also a sportsman. He was a national cadet champion in table tennis, and represented Uttar Pradesh in 17 national-level tournaments. Shankar worked in companies including Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd., Essar Cellphone, Hutch and ICICI Securities for about 4 years. He completed a course in acting from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Lab, Mumbai and won the Best Actor Critics Award in the Indian Telly Awards for his performance in Siddhanth, a serial that won the best drama award in Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Awards. Shankar was nominated for the Best Actor category in Apsara Awards. Siddhanth was nominated for International Emmy Awards 2005 and reached in the Top in foreign language category. Film critic Subhash K. Jha and others reviewed Shankar’s performance in Siddhant positively. Shankar played the role of Sanjay Apte, a trade union leader, in Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasman on Star Plus, well-reviewed by Subhash K. Jha. Smriti Irani played the role of his sister in this series. Shankar worked as a model for more than 50 Television Commercials (TVC) for Indian and Multinational brands. He played the title role in the TV series Vicky Ki Taxi on Real TV Channel. Shankar was the lead actor in the TV programme Kya Huaa Tera Vaada playing a man in an extra-marital affair on Sony TV produced by Ekta Kapoor. Shankar did a negative role (cameo) for the first time in a TV show Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega concluded in December 2019. in 2020 he started filming for Ajay Devgn’s Bhuj: The Pride of India, releasing on 14th August 2020. Shankar plays the role of Antagonist in the film. Shankar is a known entrepreneur as well and has 2 companies named FASHIONISTA and EDUCATIONISTA.
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